Loathe as I am to turn this into a Star Wars burlesque blog (see my last post), I can't help but note that a burlesque outfit in New York City called Hotsy Totsy is mounting a tribute to the Star Wars Holiday Special. Sez Hotsy Totsy:
It is the holiday season and time once again at The Home For Wayward Girls and Fallen Women for the annual viewing of Cherry’s favorite TV show: The Star Wars Holiday Special! Join us for a night of Star Wars themed burlesque acts and clips from the actual 1978 fiasco. George Lucas has reportedly said: "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it." We are so proud to own a copy!
If you have not seen The Star Wars Holiday Special, then you have not seen special guest star Bea Arthur sing and dance with the space alien bar patrons from the Tatooine Cantina. The Star Wars Holiday Special was quite possibly the worst holiday special ever conceived. It is literally Star Wars meets The Carol Burnett Show as it stars the cast of the original Star Wars trilogy Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford (they were under contract and couldn’t get out of it) and was written by the staff writers of the Carol Burnett show, featuring special guest stars Harvey Korman, Bea Arthur, Art Carney, The Jefferson Starship and a cast of fur suited character actors as Chewbacca’s family. It is chock full of WTF moments, such as Carrie Fisher singing an intergalactic holiday carol to the tune of the Star Wars theme song and even includes Wookie-porn. We promise to show you the best (we mean the worst) bits.
Hosted by Cherry Pitz and Handsome Brad with performances by Brief Sweat, Clara Coquette, Hard Corey, Ivory Fox, Jenny C'est Quoi and Rosey La Rouge. Kittening by Tiger Bay and gogo entertainment by Erika Rodgers.